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The Ivy Cardiff, Cardiff, WLS

The Ivy Cardiff

4.6
4.6
9779 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The restaurant is situated across two floors with a large bar prominent on both floors, and beautiful private dining room on the first floor.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    029 2233 8940

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Cardiff brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of the capital. For those special celebrations, there’s the refined glamour of our elegant private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • Cardiff City & County

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  1. JR

    JonR

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Not cheap but offers excellent quality food served in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. Will return soon looking forward to the Ivy Asia opening next door in the summer.
  2. GF

    GaryF

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous place . Service and staff superb . More imagination is needed in the menu . Not enough choice let our visit down . Overall very good 👍🏻
  3. LK

    LauraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service without being overbearing and obsequious, fabulous interior, and an unhurried vibe.
  4. PA

    PatriciaA

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    As a special occasion I love going to The Ivy for the good choice of menu and very good table attendance
  5. PE

    PaulE

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and we were really well looked after by the staff.
  6. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my fifth visit to The Ivy and the experience was as fantastic as the other four times. Feel very fortunate to have this restaurant in the heart of Cardiff. Good food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Cannot wait to return.
  7. SD

    SarahDB

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Perfect Birthday Brunch for my husband. Our second visit to the Cardiff branch. Loved it. It’s not just the food but the experience also. Loved the decor, table, attention to detail. How the staff interact and greet you, how they position to pour the drinks and to serve. Their uniform too, really smart. Also, the dress code for all other customers was really smart.
  8. LH

    LisaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor. Comfy seating. Nice menu. Food is tasty but not the biggest of portions and a little overrated and pricey in my opinion. £11 a glass of red wine I thought was very expensive. Approx £16 for a very small bowl of vegan linguine is real top end considering the price of pasta. There was a little bit of sliced corvette through it and some vegan Greek block. I could of made at home for pennies. Not amazing at all. Tomato and avocado cocktail was massive for a starter but the lettuce they used very bitter. Didn’t like that. Needed to buy sides/extras and all these add up. Would go again but it’s very expensive and I think they need to be careful about the portion size and the pricing. It’s not absolutely outstanding in any stretch. Just good.
  9. DG

    DarrenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First time visit for my Wife's birthday, Lovely meal and extremely helpful and friendly staff. My issues were around the volume of the music and the music choice as this was more a cocktail bar feel. Also the table layout was very close to others and i was sitting looking directly at the table next to me rather than my Wife. I would not rush back there but wouldn't dismiss going again
  10. MJ

    MollyJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The afternoon tea was delicious service was efficient and friendly but not over powering
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end it was a really lovely experience. The ambience of the restaurant was perfect, food was delicious. Our waiter, Rachel, was very professional, very friendly and very helpful. She was a credit to your establishment. It was my birthday and I had a very unexpected and very pleasant surprise at the end of lunch, a birthday cake and candle. I’m looking forward to returning soon and also trying your new Asian restaurant next door.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always consistently good at The Ivy. Service was excellent and the lovely Olivia who was our server gauged it perfectly with her interaction and attentiveness. Excellent customer service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff who are friendly and give 5 star service You pay quite a bit for a cooked breakfast that you could get in any good cafe, however you won’t get such a good service or such surroundings a lovely treat can’t praise all the staff enough
  14. F

    Felicia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The last dinner with Sam, we had a good one and I guess it’s all that matters.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding experience. A birthday lunch which was recognised with a small celebration patisserie
  16. TC

    TraceyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, quality of food and surroundings. Will be returning yet again.
  17. MG

    MichaelG

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    breakfast is a little hit and miss of late. Sometimes comes out cold, sometimes it’s less than normal. Sometimes the coffee is weak sometimes it’s strong. Only noticed this the last few visits and when mentioned they will aim to sort it asap but it’s disappointing to have to mention it
  18. L

    Lizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So enjoyed our visit. Very special. Can’t wait to go back
  19. JJ

    JessicaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at your restaurant the waitress was excellent very informative of the menu. My daughter even received a little birthday desert fantastic will definitely be back
  20. LP

    LindaP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy is an experience as well as a restaurant. What makes it an experience is down to the decor and the highly professional staff. From walking into the reception area through to leaving, you are in a world of colour. The menu offers a fair range of dishes so there will always something to find that you think you will try that next time. Looking forward to the opening of its extension in the summer as we certainly will be back,
  21. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an outstanding afternoon tea yesterday . Food was delicious . Service was excellent . Would highly recommend .
  22. AC

    AmandaC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A wonderful afternoon tea and a fabulous place to go .
  23. VA

    VictoriaA

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Afternoon tea at the ivy was rather overpriced and a bit underwhelming. The scones were small and dry and the jam too sweet (I like a tart raspberry or blackcurrant myself). The music was slightly obnoxious although not too loud. Service was good. For a pot of tea, two dry scones, three finger sandwiches, a mini cup cake, and two or three other bitesize morsels, was £27. The food did not seem particularly fresh or inspired and the selection didn’t gel particularly well. Not a classic afternoon tea experience.
  24. RD

    RachelD

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, really lovely staff and overall a very joyful experience with good food.
  25. s

    sueh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Everything was perfect. And such a lovely looking restaurant
  26. NW

    NickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service is amazing and the food is always great
  27. CH

    CharlotteH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Great food and service. Only issue is noise level, it was impossible to talk without shouting so this is not a venue to take a very old person to!
  28. PJ

    PaulJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Staff seemed to be rushing the courses through. Eating at the bar not the best idea. Nice atmosphere there
  29. MA

    MARIA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ivy in Cardiff was amazing. Restaurant was buzzing and service and food was first class. I would definitely recommend.
  30. CG

    ChristineG

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We all enjoyed very much. Would suggest smaller desserts. Eton Mess was delicious but too much
  31. JL

    JeffL

    Czech Republic

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The welcome at the entrance was excellent. Service at the table also excellent. Yes I would go to The Ivy again, as the meal was very enjoyable. My negative being the cost of drinks eg bottle of wine £46, coffee £4.25 etc. In the present climate a 12.5% service charge is excessive, 10% would be more reasonable
  32. M

    Munchkin1317

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from start to finish. Food was gorgeous and hot. Great choice of cocktails too 😊
  33. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was so excited to be dining here - from the moment my friends and I walked in until the time we walked out we had the most wonderful experience. As always the food was just Devine , cocktails fabulous . Over all Perfect perfect perfect
  34. LI

    LIsaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous atmosphere & food. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience! The waitress was superb, didn’t catch her name but she was Australian. Will definitely be back .
  35. AS

    ArleneS

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience at the Ivy, Cardiff quality food and service with a smile - highly recommended
  36. AH

    AlexH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food reasonably priced. Drinks pricey
  37. TT

    TanyaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch. Attentive service. Good location. Fried courgettes very good.
  38. RR

    RoRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for a birthday brunch. As we were out of town, there was unexpected traffic, therefore we were naturally worried about being late. We called the customer service line, and they were more than reassuring and accommodating. The restaurant is very instagrammable. Food was top quality and delicious at a fair price, and our waitress was very friendly, she took the time to get to know us briefly, and provided a fantastic service with a smile. Definitely would return and recommend! Thank you The Ivy.
  39. SS

    SumitaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our visit for brunch, the service was amazing
  40. AF

    AlanF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful breakfast we all had, at the Ivy Cardiff would highly recommend this to everyone

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The Ivy Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 9779 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Ivy Cardiff

69/70 St David’s Cardiff, WLS CF10 1GA

Additional information

  • Area

    Cardiff

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    029 2233 8940

  • Private party facilities

    The Ivy Cardiff brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the heart of the capital. For those special celebrations, there’s the refined glamour of our elegant private dining room.

  • Private party contact

    The Events Team: 020 3727 6548

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